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MESSAGE - President – I A D V L



Few words about the genesis of DERMACON INTERNATIONAL 2019- INDIA

Though IADVL is now a large body with immense strength and capability, past experience has exemplified that it is difficult to bring formal international conferences to India because of the complicated bidding process that is tedious and not suitable to us.

This prompted me to think that we at IADVL must now build an international brand -DERMACON INTERNATIONAL. The initiation could be by planning to hold every fifth DERMACON on an international scale.
I am profusely grateful to my fellow EC members, all IADVL'ITES and team Bengaluru for enthusiastically agreeing to this suggestion.

It is extremely fulfilling to see my dream comes to fruition.

The Journey so far....
Team Bengaluru, under the leadership of Dr S Sacchidanand and Dr R Raghunatha Reddy is highly capable to design, plan and execute this mammoth and pioneering event. In fact, many of our members from Bengaluru are well connected with international fraternity and some of them are serving as office bearers in such societies. It is anticipated that such networking will go a long way in planning a scientific program of high calibre and in attracting global experts as well as delegates.

The Venue selected for the conference is having state of art infrastructure with excellent ambience and scenic surroundings. I am confident that Team Bengaluru will not leave any stone unturned to make it a benchmark, memorable event. I convey my best wishes to the organizers for stupendous success of this event.
I am sure you will contribute to its success by actively participating in large numbers.


Dr. Ramesh Bhat M
President 2018, IADVL(National)

MESSAGE - Immediate Past President – I A D V L



We are extremely pleased to announce the Annual National Conference of IADVL to be held at Bengaluru will be DERMACON INTERNATIONAL. We will host this as an International conference with a typical flavour of Indian hospitality.

Indian association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists is one among the largest Dermatology professional body in the world. With more than 10,000 members who represent dermatology in this part of the world, we are the most vibrant association. Our members have contributed immensely to the Dermatology world literature. Our clinical materials and innovative management of dermatological problems has attracted global attention.

Our members have contributed immensely to the Dermatology world literature and our clinical materials and innovative management of dermatological problems has attracted global attention.

In view of these developments we are hosting this Dermatology academic feast and invite members of Dermatology societies from various parts of the world. This will immensely help in sharing knowledge among the Dermatologists across the globe. DERMACON INTERNATIONAL will be held in Silicon city of India “Bengaluru(Bangalore)". Hereby we request all Dermatologists of the world to attend this unique event and experience Indian Hospitality. It's my proud privilege as the President of IADVL (2018), to invite you to this landmark event of our beloved Association IADVL.

DERMACON INTERNATIONAL - 2019, INDIA will be held in Silicon city of India "Bengaluru" (Bangalore). Hereby we request all Dermatologists of the world to attend this unique event and experience Indian Hospitality.

It's my proud privilege as the President of IADVL (2018), to invite you to this landmark event of our beloved Association IADVL.

Eagerly waiting to welcome you all at "Namma Bengaluru"

Dr Yogesh S Marfatia
Immediate. Past President-IADVL

MESSAGE - President Elect - I A D V L



Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to note that the 47th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL), titled 'DERMACON INTERNATIONAL-INDIA 2019, is being hosted by the vibrant team of IADVL Karnataka between 17 - 20 January 2019, at Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa, Bengaluru. This DERMACON has a new initiative in the form of an international outreach which is aptly titled - "Indian mission with a global vision", a first of its kind initiative for our national conference. This 'international outreach' will bring together national and international luminaries of our speciality on a single platform during this annual event, which is very heartening.

The organising committee has vast experience in organising and hosting very successful national conferences in the past and with that strength they are going ahead with meticulous planning for this proposed mega event. The scientific programme outline already decided showcases these efforts. This conference is also being planned as a premier all-encompassing event in Dermatology and allied specialties.

On the whole, DERMACON INTERNATIONAL-INDIA 2019 promises to be the grandest and largest event held in the field of Dermatology in India so far. I am proud and happy to be part of this wonderful endeavour.

I wish this conference a grand success.

P. Narasimha Rao, MD, D.D, PhD
President- Elect, National IADVL 2018

MESSAGE - Honorary Secretary General – I A D V L



Namasthe!!

Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists is the 2nd largest association of dermatologists in the world with over 10,000 members and also has many sister societies.

Behalf of executive committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to DERMACON – INTERNATIONAL 2019, the 47th National Conference of IADVL which is for the first time extending its wings worldwide. I am also delighted to know that several international societies are participating in sister society sessions.

Various academic activities held under IADVL throughout the year will be showcased during this conference. The conference has a right blend of three orations, guest lectures from learned 150 national and more than 70 international speakers. In addition, distribution of various awards, scholarships, research grants to recognize the contributions of our IADVL members are some of the highlights of this conference.

I am sure that the organizing committee led by Dr. Sacchidanand S, as Organizing Chairman and Dr Raghunatha Reddy R as Organizing Secretary who are well known for their organizing skills will indeed deliver a great show and we all will witness many wise interactions.

India especially Karnataka where conference is being held is laced with glorious culture and breathtaking attractions, thus makes India a dream destination. Its attractions never cease to amaze tourists who come here from across the globe.

Overall, I am proud to be the Hon. Secretary of IADVL when our national conference is going to be international for the first time in the history of IADVL. I am sure the efforts imposed for the past one year by the organizing team with their innovative ideas and meticulous planning would result in memorable conference.

I wish the conference big success.

Long live IADVL!
Dr. Umashankar Nagaraju
Hon Secretary General, IADVL

MESSAGE - Treasurer – I A D V L



It is with great pleasure and honor, that I extend a warm invitation to you to attend the 47th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL) – DERMACON INTERNATIONAL 2019 - to be held at Bengaluru, Karnataka in January, 2019.

There is an increasing demand for transparency and accountability of all IADVL activities. We have achieved a lot in these directions. Organizing all IADVL conferences under IADVL PAN and GST is a new step initiated in this financial year. I hope for a bigger financial success.

We hope you will join us for a symphony of outstanding science, and take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of Karnataka.

Dr Shashikumar B M
Treasurer - IADVL